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New Karnataka education minister plans VCs’ meet soon

Published Jun 25, 2016, 2:30 am IST
Updated Jun 25, 2016, 2:30 am IST
Basavaraj Rayareddy
 Basavaraj Rayareddy

Bengaluru: In a bid to ensure qualitative coaching in higher education, the state government will hold a Vice Chancellors' Summit, which would focus on improving the skills of teaching staff.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, new Higher Education Minister Mr Basavaraj Rayareddy said that the Vice Chancellors of 23 Universities in the State had been asked to submit a vision document on their respective Universities, before the summit.

It would be two day summit, which would be presided over by the minister himself who would like to have first hand information on the lacunae in the teaching pattern.

“I have just taken over as minister,  I am not promising miracles in the next two years. I am aware of the fact that the higher education department is demoralised and there is a lot of politics here. We just cannot blame the department, as everyone is responsible for this. I will try my level best to streamline the system,'' he said.

With each University governed by its own law and syllabus, the government is planning to bring in a legislation to ensure uniform rules and syllabus for all universities, Mr Rayareddy said.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru


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